Handle Wire Rope Safely

Nov 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Tow Tip

Handle Wire Rope SafelyOne of the first things to remember when working with wire rope is to always wear gloves — preferably double-palmed gloves. And if you need to hold on to a piece of wire rope, hold on to it — don’t let it slide through your hand. Many operators have found out the hard way that sliding your hand along wire rope is just about the best way to find broken wires.

Get more useful info, including safe use and maintenance, in the November issue article “Wire Rope Tips” by Peter Fuerst of the International Institute of Towing and Recovery.